Self Portrait #11 (after Marlene Dumas)
This birthday card by Dumas seemed to call out for my high school graduation photo.
According to Wikipedia, the San Francisco psychedelic poster art style flourished from about 1966 to 1972. I graduated in 1970, but the photo was taken in 1969, just a few months after Woodstock.
“We are stardust, we are golden
We are billion year old carbon
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden”
–Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock”
“If you’re going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”
–Scott McKenzie, “San Francisco”, 1967
“Flowers in her hair, flowers everywhere”
–The Cowsills, “The Flower Girl Song”, 1967
OK, so I was in Maryland, did not go to Woodstock, and had never been to San Francisco. But the musical spirit was everywhere.